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Who are we?

Girlguiding UK is the UK’s largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women, with around half a million members including over 100,000 trained volunteer adult leaders and supporters.

Tame Valley Division covers all the Rainbow, Brownie, Guide and Senior Section units within the Districts of Dukinfield, Mossley and Stalybridge. We currently have over 130 volunteers running 30 units, all providing fun activities and experiences for girls in the Tame Valley area.

What do girls in guiding do?

  • Rainbows – age five to seven – Rainbows have fun! They play games, have parties and make things while developing life skills.
  • Brownies – aged seven to ten – Brownies have an adventure! They try out arts and crafts, play games, take part in trips and sleepovers and work towards interest badges and more!
  • Guides – aged ten to fourteen – Guides challenge themselves! They go on camps and holidays, work on ‘Go for it!’ activity packs, play games, do crafts, take part in community action projects and lots more!
  • Senior Section – aged fourteen to twenty five – Senior Section follow an exciting programme with a huge variety of challenges, activities and opportunities for personal development.

Who runs the Division?

A group of guide leaders come together to form the Division team. The team is headed by the Division Commissioner and includes each District Commissioner, the Division Treasurer and a number of advisors. The team also organise events each year for all members in the Division to take part in.

What is the Division Standard Service?

Tame Valley Division is very proud to have its own standard (which is a ceremonial flag). Each year the standard is passed from one of our Districts to the next for safekeeping and this takes place during a service which we call our ‘Standard Service’.